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Taste of Downtown

Thursday, September 5, 4:00-7:00 pm

Meet:  1st Floor University Center

Join us as we explore Flint’s amazing downtown eateries!  This guided walking tour features free food and free gifts!  Discover your community, make new friends, and have some fun!


Friday, September 13, 6:00-9:00 pm

Meet: 1st Floor University Center

Join us as we explore the Flint art scene!  ARTWALK features a rotating exhibition and takes place the on the second Friday of every month.  If offers live music, catered food, and beverages at locations throughout downtown Flint.  ARTWALK venues include Buckham Gallery, Pages Bookstore and other partners—all within two blocks of beautiful downtown Flint.

Farmers’ Market Frenzy

Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Meet:  1st Floor University Center

Ever been to the Flint Farmers’ Market?  Located in the University of Michigan-Flint’s “backyard”, the Market features 30 indoor vendors year round, and an additional 75 outdoor vendors in the spring, summer and fall.  Join us to discover and explore all the Flint Farmers’ Market has to offer!

Park(ing) Day

Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 am -12:00 pm

*This is an open house event.  Drop in any time.

Location:  Saginaw Street and First Street, Downtown Flint

Join us in celebrating and promoting that value of flint parks!  Create mini-parks in downtown parking spaces for Park(ing) Day,  a national event that celebrates the value or city parks.

Amazing Race

Friday, October 11, 12:30 pm - 4 pm

Meet: 1st Floor University Center

Compete against students from other local colleges and universities to find hidden treasures on the grounds of the Flint Cultural Center!


Head into Downtown Flint this Friday and experience 2nd Friday ArtWalk!

 2nd Friday ArtWalk is a free event that is organized by the Greater Flint Arts Council and features live music and art created by local artists and performers and food and drinks provided local restaurants, and vendors at locations throughout downtown Flint from 6-9 on the 2nd Friday of every month.  Pick up a map of locations and exhibits at the Greater Flint Arts Council and experience everything that Downtown Flint has to offer! 

The Lunch Studio has been serving up soups and sandwiches in Downtown Flint for over ten years.  They offer a variety of lunch fair from vegetarian wraps to hearty, hot sandwiches.  And they deliver!  

The Lunch Studio is also home to the Flint Handmade consignment shop, so pick up some nifty handmade pieces by Flint artisans while you’re waiting for you sandwich!

Are you a student looking for a place to live near campus next fall?  Riverfront Residence Hall in the heart of downtown Flint is available to UM-Flint, Kettering, Mott, and Baker students.

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Beautiful Downtown Flint


Hey Breakfast Bites! We are getting excited to party all over Churchill’s again at the fantabalastic Punk Rock Rummage Sale this year! Check out the facebook event info HERE!




The Flint Journal/MLive posted some photos of our walk-through today concerning sound dampening and other further construction goals. Check out the rest of the photos at the above link to see some more pictures of our new space.

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This unique shopping adventure is located about one half-mile northeast of downtown Flint, near the main Post Office. One of the state’s largest and most complete markets featuring farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, potted and fresh-cut flowers, fresh baked goods, poultry, meat, cheese, local artists’ wares, consignment apparel and more. The Flint Farmers’ Market was built on the banks of the Flint River in 1940 and remains a true community gathering place. Their mission is To help rebuild our community defined by the common goals of sustainable use of our environment and a conscious awareness of what we eat.  They also seek “to provide the widest range of quality food and craft products at a fair price, and the warmest possible personal shopping experience for each and every one of Genesee County’s citizens and guests.”

Many of the vendors run family businesses that have operated at this same location since its inception. Visit the Flint Farmers’ Market online:

420 E. Boulevard, Flint 48503
PH: 810-232-6356
Hours: Tues, Thurs: 9am-5pm; Sat: 8am-5pm

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The Flint Institute of Arts is Michigan’s second largest art museum.  It hosts a permanent collection that highlights pieces of art from ancient cultures through contemporary art movements and features works by some of the world’s most influential artists.  The museum also features two galleries for temporary exhibits.  The FIA’s Art School offers classes to patrons of all ages and skill level across mediums that include drawing, photography, painting, cartooning and character design, fiber, glass mosaic, and ceramics.